Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Smith

Anthony J. Smith has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190375481
    Abstract: An autonomous watercraft with a waterproof container that houses a satellite communication terminal. The waterproof container includes a first shell mounted on a deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed first interior space that contains satellite communication circuitry of the terminal. The waterproof container also includes a second shell mounted under the deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed second interior space that contains the processing circuitry of the terminal. The first and second shells include ports configured to receive connectors for communication signaling and/or power. The first shell can also include a pressure port to pressurize the first interior space for use in leak detection. The shells can also include heat sinks to cool the satellite communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Sangsoo Bak, Thomas John Berens, Ernest L. Ferrier, JR., Carlos M. Montes, Timothy J. Ong, Cameron Alexander Sanders, Terry Allan Smith, Jeffrey Scott Willcox, Youstina Yacoub
  • Publication number: 20190358041
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system includes a metal implant component that has a mounting surface for supporting an insert. The metal implant component includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, DAREN L. DEFFENBAUGH, HENGDA D. LIU, ANDREW J. MARTIN, JEFFREY A. RYBOLT, BRYAN J. SMITH, ANTHONY D. ZANNIS
  • Publication number: 20190360543
    Abstract: A shield assembly is employed for a friction brake used to decelerate a road wheel of a vehicle. The vehicle has a body with a first body end configured to face an incident ambient airflow, a second body end opposite of the first body end, and an underbody section spanning a distance between the first and second ends. The shield assembly includes a first shield component arranged proximate the brake and rotationally fixed relative to the vehicle body. The shield assembly also includes a second shield component operatively connected to the first shield component for shifting relative thereto. The shield assembly additionally includes an actuator employing a shape memory alloy element to shift the second shield component relative to the first shield component in response to a temperature of the brake to thereby direct at least a portion of the airflow to the brake and control temperature thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Skurkis, Paul W. Alexander, Anthony L. Smith, David Begleiter, Mark T. Riefe, Steven J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10433964
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cementless fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. One of the metal implant components includes a solid metal portion and a porous metal portion. The porous metal portion has surfaces with different characteristics, such as roughness, to improve bone fixation, ease removal of the implant component in a revision surgery, reduce soft tissue irritation, improve the strength of a sintered bond between the solid and porous metal portions, or reduce or eliminate the possibility of blood traveling through the porous metal portion into the joint space. A method of making the joint prosthesis is also disclosed. The invention may also be applied to discrete porous metal implant components, such as augment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephanie M Wainscott, Daren L Deffenbaugh, Hengda D Liu, Andrew J Martin, Jeffrey A Rybolt, Bryan J Smith, Anthony D Zannis
  • Publication number: 20190295030
    Abstract: A method and system of managing vehicle location is disclosed herein. A computing system receives a set of vehicle information associated with a set of vehicles. The computing system receives a set of vehicle accounting information associated with the set of vehicles. The computing system receives, from a telematics device positioned in each vehicle of the set of vehicles, telematics information. For each vehicle in the set of vehicles, the computing system associates vehicle information, accounting, information, and telematics information to generate a database. The computing system generates an application programming interface (API) accessible to a client device. The computing system receives an API call from client device. The computing system generates one or more rules for each vehicle of the set of vehicles. The computing system transmits a notification message to client device upon determining a rule of the one or more rules is violated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony J. Candeloro, JR., Harvey Richard Smith, Jeremy Matthew Paolone, William John Cariss, Alan Lee Kibler
  • Patent number: 10417708
    Abstract: A system and method of allocating orders in an exchange configured for trading by a combination of electronic and open-outcry trading mechanisms is provided. One method includes permitting multiple quotes to be disseminated to the market, but limiting market making to only those entities having a physical presence on the floor of the exchange. Methods of enhancing the hybrid electronic and open-outcry exchange also include automatically eliminating crossed quotes and locked quotes while permitting certain orders to trade against locked quotes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cboe Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Eileen C. Smith, Anthony Montesano, Edward T. Tilly, Mark A. Esposito, Stuart J. Kipnes, Anthony J. Carone
  • Patent number: 10407136
    Abstract: An autonomous watercraft with a waterproof container that houses a satellite communication terminal. The waterproof container includes a first shell mounted on a deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed first interior space that contains satellite communication circuitry of the terminal. The waterproof container also includes a second shell mounted under the deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed second interior space that contains the processing circuitry of the terminal. The first and second shells include ports configured to receive connectors for communication signaling and/or power. The first shell can also include a pressure port to pressurize the first interior space for use in leak detection. The shells can also include heat sinks to cool the satellite communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony Sangsoo Bak, Thomas John Berens, Ernest L. Ferrier, Jr., Carlos M. Montes, Timothy J. Ong, Cameron Alexander Sanders, Terry Allan Smith, Jeffrey Scott Willcox, Youstina Yacoub
  • Patent number: 10364909
    Abstract: A fluid flow control device includes a resilient substrate translatable between a first flattened position and a second extended position, and an actuator attached to the resilient substrate. The actuator is configured for translating the resilient substrate from the first flattened position to the second extended position. The actuator is formed from a shape memory alloy transitionable between a first state and a second state in response to a change in temperature of the shape memory alloy. A fluid flow control system includes a rotor shield and the fluid flow control device attached to the rotor shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Dynalloy, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Skurkis, Paul W. Alexander, Anthony L. Smith, James H. Brown, Tyler P. Ownby, Xiujie Gao
  • Publication number: 20190220926
    Abstract: A method of providing an automated auction for internalization for the purchase or sale of securities or derivatives in an exchange is disclosed. The method may include receiving an order at an electronic trade engine, disseminating a request for price message to at least one user in response to receiving the order, receiving a one-sided response message representative of a participant-type in response to the request for price message, selecting an allocation algorithm from a plurality of allocation algorithms, initiating the selected allocation algorithm and allocating the order according to the participant-type upon termination of the selected auction. The system may include an electronic trading engine configured to disseminate an auction message in response to an order, a database of allocation algorithms, and a trade processor for initiating an auction according the one of the allocation algorithms and terminating the auction upon defined early termination events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: CBOE EXCHANGE, INC.
    Inventors: Edward T. Tilly, Anthony J. Carone, Stuart J. Kipnes, James Gazis, Anthony Montesano, Eileen C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190216530
    Abstract: A surgical instrument end effector assembly includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The second jaw member includes an ultrasonic blade body and first and second electrodes disposed on either side of the ultrasonic blade body and extending longitudinally along a majority of a length of the ultrasonic blade body. The ultrasonic blade body is adapted to receive ultrasonic energy from an ultrasonic waveguide. The first and second electrodes taper in width proximally to distally and are adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy. The first jaw member is movable relative to the second jaw member between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: RACHAEL L. KABALA, ANTHONY B. ROSS, DAVID J. VAN TOL, ROBERT B. STODDARD, ROBERT B. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10352466
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a body having a longitudinal axis and defining a cavity therein. A shuttle valve is arranged within the cavity. The shuttle valve has a first surface and a second, opposing surface. An actuator element is adjacent the first surface of the shuttle valve and configured for translating the shuttle valve along the longitudinal axis between a first position and a second position. The actuator element is formed from a shape memory alloy that is transitionable between a martensite crystallographic phase and an austenite crystallographic phase in response to a thermal activation signal to thereby translate the shuttle valve between the first position and the second position. Furthermore, a resilient member is adjacent the second surface of the shuttle valve. The resilient member is configured to oppose the movement of the shuttle valve moving from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard J Skurkis, Anthony L Smith, Xiujie Gao
  • Patent number: 10343634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle structure, a bumper, an elongate structural member, and an extension portion. The elongate structural member is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in a longitudinal direction. The extension portion is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in the longitudinal direction, is connected to the elongate structural member such that the elongate structural member and the extension portion support the bumper with respect to the vehicle structure, and is operable to move the bumper between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the vehicle structure to change a distance between the bumper and the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Joel Frederic Jensen, Ronald Jack Smith, Mark B. Rober, Sung Hoon Kim, David Jennings Dostal, Russell Cranstoun Mead, Jr., Todd Elliot Lewis, Jesse T. Buehler, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Robert R. Mayer, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Donald J. Parr, Bryce A. Woollard, Adam J. Golman, Kevin P. Makowski, Daniel E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20190183472
    Abstract: A medical device system for delivering a neuromodulation therapy includes a delivery tool for deploying an implantable medical device at a neuromodulation therapy site. The implantable medical device includes a housing, an electronic circuit within the housing, and an electrical lead comprising a lead body extending between a proximal end coupled to the housing and a distal end extending away from the housing and at least one electrode carried by the lead body. The delivery tool includes a first cavity for receiving the housing and a second cavity for receiving the lead. The first cavity and the second cavity are in direct communication for receiving and deploying the housing and the lead coupled to the housing concomitantly as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10317918
    Abstract: A thermal bypass valve includes a housing defining a bore along a longitudinal axis and having two inlet ports and two outlet ports; a cap disposed within the bore; a shuttle disposed within the bore and reversibly translatable towards and away from the cap along the longitudinal axis between a first fill position, a cooling position, and a bypass position; and an actuator configured for translating the shuttle along the longitudinal axis between the cooling position and the bypass position. The actuator is formed from a shape memory alloy and is transitionable between a first state and a second state in response to a temperature of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC., Dynalloy, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiujie Gao, Kevin B. Rober, Marco A. Lopes, Nancy L. Johnson, Anthony L. Smith, Nicholas W. Pinto, Richard J. Skurkis, Tyler P. Ownby
  • Patent number: 10293601
    Abstract: A method of developing an automatic control plan for printing on a contoured surface is disclosed. The method includes scanning a contoured surface with a surface scanning device to produce a contoured data set, and creating a multi-dimensional model, with a computing device, of the contoured surface based on the contoured surface data set. Additionally, the method includes inputting a multi-dimensional model of a printing array and an image to be printed onto the contoured surface, into the computing device. The method further includes simulating, on the computing device, a plurality of movements performed by the printing array and a printing by the printing array to apply the image on the contoured surface. Additionally, the method includes, compiling, on the computing device, the automatic control plan which is programmed to execute the plurality of movements of the printing array to apply the image on the contoured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anthony W. Baker, Luke C. Ingram, Kenneth P. Bowers, III, Zachary R. Smith, David J. Homolak
  • Patent number: 10297108
    Abstract: A gaming system and method providing a collection game independent from the primary games of a gaming system. In one embodiment, the collection game includes a plurality of elements and a winning element combination. During play of the collection game, randomly or upon an occurrence of a triggering event, the gaming system releases one of the plurality of elements to players. The gaming system repeats the process of releasing elements until one of the players collects all of the elements of the winning element combination. The first player to collect all of the elements of the winning element combination wins an award or prize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Daniel De Waal, Lance R. Peterson, Vincent P. Smith, Anthony J. Baerlocher, Kimberley Campbell
  • Patent number: 7341014
    Abstract: A system for one person raising and lowering the mast of a sailboat wherein the mast is less than about forty feet in length and in the down position the mast is laid horizontally along a median line of the hull of a sailboat. The system includes rigging to raise the height of the mast from the hull and then to pivot the mast with the pivot being near the lowest point of the mast. Means is provided to pivot the mast about the lowest point of the mast until the mast is in a vertical position. The mast is then brought down into an upstanding vertical position with means to support the mast on the sailboat at the mast's lowest point and upwardly therefrom. The same rigging may be used to lower the mast to the horizontal. The operations occur by a winch located towards the rear of the sailboat to either pay out a line thereon when lowering the mast to the horizontal or conversely to take up the line when the mast is pivoted to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20080035042
    Abstract: A system for one person raising and lowering the mast of a sailboat wherein the mast is less than about forty feet in length and in the down position the mast is laid horizontally along a median line of the hull of a sailboat. The system includes rigging to raise the height of the mast from the hull and then to pivot the mast with the pivot being near the lowest point of the mast. Means is provided to pivot the mast about the lowest point of the mast until the mast is in a vertical position. The mast is then brought down into an upstanding vertical position with means to support the mast on the sailboat at the mast's lowest point and upwardly therefrom. The same rigging may be used to lower the mast to the horizontal. The operations occur by a winch located towards the rear of the sailboat to either pay out a line thereon when lowering the mast to the horizontal or conversely to take up the line when the mast is pivoted to the vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony J. Smith
  • Patent number: D369407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Anthony J. Smith
  • Patent number: D853392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Robert Y. Cao, James M. Cuseo, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, Kevin Scott Fetterman, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Dinesh Mathew, Sabrina Paseman, Gavin J. Reid, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Brandon S. Smith, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer